FORMER RCMP OFFICER Ian Parsons has written about his 33-year career and will discuss it June 27 at the Courtenay Library.

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Ian Parsons will be at the Courtenay Library on June 27 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss his 33-year adventure in the RCMP

Ian Parsons will be at the Courtenay Library on June 27 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss his 33-year adventure in the RCMP.

It’s all detailed in his book No Easy Ride: Reflections on My Life in the RCMP, an adventure that took him from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island, with many stops in between.

Ian will share colourful stories and insightful observations about his many roles within the RCMP, from postings in rural detachments, where he dealt with diverse policing issues, to stints teaching at the Canadian Police College in Ottawa and at the RCMP Academy in Regina.

As stated by Morley Lymburner from Blue Line magazine, “I can only imagine a few people who could share the experiences as well as Ian Parsons. No Easy Ride leaves nothing to the imagination about where the force has come from and where it should be going.”

Originally from Saskatchewan, Ian trained as a musician and then joined the RCMP in 1961. He also has a BA in Psychology and Law from Carleton University. He has worked in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Newfoundland, Manitoba and BC, and he currently lives in Courtenay.

This is a free event, open to all. The Courtenay library is located at 300 Sixth St. For more information, contact the library at 250-334-3369 or visit the website at www.virl.bc.ca.

— Courtenay Library

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